Samuel Tibbs

Samuel J. Tibbs, 50, of Blissfield, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Sam was born on July 26, 1962, in Adrian, the son of James W. and Evelyn Jeanette (Rigdon) Tibbs.  He graduated from St. John’s Academy of Toledo in 1980, attended Western Michigan University, and worked as manager and Vice President of the former Tibb’s IGA store in Blissfield.  Sam was a lifelong resident of Blissfield, and was a member of the Blissfield Presbyterian Church.  He was a two time Past Master of the Palmyra Masonic Lodge #184 F&AM.  He also was a member of the Knight’s Templar Adrian Commandry #4, and the Zenobia Shrine of Toledo.  Sam traveled to many Masonic Lodges in Michigan, assisting them with fundraising.  He also assisted many other charities with their fund raising efforts as well.

Surviving Sam are his parents, James and Jeanette Tibbs of Blissfield; sister Jeana Tibbs Jordan of Adrian; nephew and niece Christopher Jordan and Kathleen Jordan of Adrian; and three aunts, Jane Clark of Manitou Beach, Chris Tibbs of Manitou Beach, and Jacki (Richard) Hayes of Mariposa, CA.  Sam was preceded in death by his brother in law, Mark S. Jordan; uncles Jack Tibbs, Herb Clark, and Truman (Moose) Rigdon; and grandparents, Jack and Theresa Tibbs, Vivian (Robert) Nichols and Truman Bissell.

A memorial service for Sam will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11:00 the Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with Rev. Bob Bidwell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Visiting hours will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Blissfield Presbyterian Church, the Daily Bread of Adrian, Hospice of Lenawee or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences are welcomed to the family at